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The Popularity Of The Mini
There is no denying the popularity of the Mini. Furthermore, there is no denying the potential of a reconditioned motor. The New Zealand Mini Nationals were held recently, emphasising both of these points in pretty impressive fashion.
Nearly 100 Minis from Auckland to Invercargill met up on Dunedin recently. The end result was the 22nd annual event. In addition to a variety of Minis, there were some rather unique developments at the event, as well. Then you have the story of a spectacular test on a reconditioned motor. There is no question that Minis continue to be profoundly popular with a diverse range of individuals. Otago Mini Owners Club President Natalie McElhinney is certainly a great believer in everything the Mini is capable of.
Dunedin Mini Event
In its 22nd year, there is no question that the New Zealand Mini Nationals are a truly beloved event. As mentioned before, the event was held on Dunedin, which is the southernmost location for the show. After displaying the amazing fleet of nearly one hundred vehicles (the actual total is around ninety-six) in the lower Octagon on Saturday, the vehicles were judged within a variety of fields. This included paintwork, engine wiring, and much more.
One of the most interesting things about the show had to be the showing by some of the older Minis. As any Mini expert will tell you, the early Minis have a lot of style, power, and charm. At the same time, they can be prone to a number of mechanical headaches. A 1981 Leyland Mini 1000 is a good example of this thought. One was brought to the event by Tony Bryson, a club member from the Dunedin. This is the reconditioned motor that we were talking about earlier. The vehicle also had disc brakes installed.
Not surprisingly, the work involved in removing some of the more problematic elements of this older Mini proved to be quite expensive. However, it was clearly worth it.
The reconditioned motor was tested at Otago Taieri A&P Showgrounds in Mosgiel. The Mini was pushed to the absolute limit by Bryson. By all accounts, the test drive was not only an enormous success, but Bryson couldn’t be more thrilled with what his Mini is now capable of. There is no question that the event was a massive success yet again. Furthermore, there is no question that the event is going to be held again, possibly in New Zealand next year.